Spring is in the air! Maybe you’re starting to dream about planting your garden, or maybe you’re staring down piles of old leaves… Make spring clean-up fun with your very own broomcorn hand whisk! Practice a variety of weaving patterns to give your little broom handle its own personality, choose from a collection of string colors, learn how to section the broomcorn, master the foot bobbin, and make the unique bend distinctive to the turkey wing style. Students will leave class with one or more hand whisks – and the satisfaction of incorporating sustainable practices into their homes. With proper care, these whisk brooms will long outlast any synthetic broom that you can buy from a store, and they will create a beautiful talking piece hanging on your wall! Please note: Broom making does require a fair amount of upper body strength. If you have any concerns, please contact the instructor.
Broommaker. Artisan. Friend to the bees.
Rooted among the rich soil of the Midwest, Rebi creates work that hugs the line between craft and art, bringing beauty to everyday functional items through her business Rooted Apricity. Broom making has become the perfect balance of her desire to make, her love for plants, and her passion to live as close to the earth as possible. In 2013, she graduated from Carleton College with a B.A. in Studio Art, and her brooms have made appearances at art fairs across Minnesota and North Dakota. All of her brooms are handcrafted with traditional broom-making techniques, weaving patterns, warmth, and love – providing a natural alternative to the synthetic brooms often found in stores. A huge supporter of the slow living movement, Rebi feels blessed by this opportunity to share her passion and inspire other creatives.
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